Nova Inglaterra

232 South Main St. Fall River MA 02721 USA +1 508 567 4268

Nova Inglaterra

The first meeting convened with the purpose of establishing a House of Azores in the eastern coast of the United States took place on the church of St. Francis Xavier and was attended byHeitor Sousa and John Correia. Both took it upon themselves to realize an idea that was presented in the United States by Renato Borges, head of the House of Azores of Lisbon.

The House of Azores of New England was officially founded on the 8th June 1982 as the House of the Azores of the State of Rhode Island. The solemn occasion of its foundation was attended by the Secretary of State of Rhode Island, Mr. Anthony Florio, accompanied by John F. Correia, John B. Paiva, João Cabral, Sérgio A. Simões, Joseph Goulart, John Faria and William A. Castro, all of whom filled the required forms and joined this non-profit organization. The House of Azores was established with the purpose of promoting educational, cultural and social opportunities as well as cultural and touristic exchanges between the Azorean community in the southeast of New England and the Azores.

Two months after its foundation, on the 20th of August 1982, it was decided to form a commission to oversee the establishment of the House of Azores of Rhode Island. From that time, the enrollment of members that were to constitute the General Assembly and the administration was started. The commission was formed, with John Correia as President and João Cabral and Rodolfo Ribeiro as Secretaries.

On the 17th of April 1983, the first Assembly General convened in the provisional head office, situated at St. Francis Xavier School, in East Providence. The first administration of the House of Azores was elected, its members being:

General Assembly

President: William Castro

Vice-President: John Paiva

Secretaries: Virgílio M. Marcos e João Carlos Tavares.

 

Administration/Directorate

President: João Correia

Vice-President: João Cabral

Treasurer: Joseph Goulart

Secretaries: Rodolfo Ribeiro e António Cordeiro

Assembly members: Florival Viveiros e João de Deus Melo

 

Fiscal Council

President: Rolando Raposo

Secretary: Florentino Bettencourt

Rapporteur: Vicente Correia

 

However, the House of the Azores of the State of Rhode Island closed its doors soon after its foundation, remaining closed for about eight years. In 1990, Leonardo Oliveira and a group of friends that assisted him committed themselves to re-erect the institution, which would henceforth be designated as the House of Azores of New England (CANI).

The first president of the second phase of the House of Azores was Paulo Bettencourt, followed by José Soares, Mariano Alvez, and João Luís Morgado Pacheco. In 2010, Mário Ventura would assume the presidency, a position he held until 2012, when a woman, Nélia Alves-Guimarães, was elected president for the first time. She is now on her second mandate.

FOUNDERS

 

Rolando Raposo

 

Heitor Sousa

 

William Castro

 

John Faria

 

Joseph Goulart

 

Sérgio Simões

 

Florentino S. Bettencourt

 

António Almeida

 

Fernando Pereira

 

Florival Viveiros

 

Carlos Plácido

 

João Carlos Tavares

 

João de Deus Melo

 

Vicente Correia

 

Virgílio Marcos

 

Rodolfo Ribeiro

 

João Cabral

 

John Correia

STATUTES

Estatutos da CANI (2011)
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VALENCES/ACTIVITIES

Loja RIAC
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Aulas de preparação para a cidada..
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Solidariedade social/Ação social
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Grupo de Artesanato “Reinventar T..
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Escola Portuguesa da Casa dos Acore..
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Grupo de música tradicional “Ra..
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Comemoração do Dia dos Aҫores
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Comemoração do Dia de Amigas
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Comemorações do Dia da Mulher
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Comemorações do 25 de Abril
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Apresentaҫão de filmes e document..
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EVENTS

HISTORY ACTIVITIES

EN II FESTIVAL DE SOPA DA CANI - De...
10/10/2015
6.00 P.M.
Sociedade Cultural Açoreana - 207 South Main St., Fall River, MA 02721, USA
A Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra em colaboração com a Sociedade Cultural Açoreana, organizam o II Festival de Sopa da CANI - Degusta...
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EN II FESTIVAL DE SOPA DA CANI - CO...
09/10/2015
7 P.M.
232 South Main St., Fall River, MA 02721, USA
Inserido no II Festival de Sopa da CANI, haverá uma conferência nas nossas instalações, com a intervenção do gastrónomo A
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